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STEVEN SPIELBERG

LATEST REVIEWS
DIRECTOR
WEST SIDE STORY (2021)
Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana Debose, David Alvarez, Corey Stoll, Brian D'arcy James, Josh Andrés Rivera, Mike Faist and Ana Isabelle. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.
READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen, T.j. Miller, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao and Susan Lynch. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the near future, Wade Watts escapes from his daily drudgery by logging onto an MMO game called 'The Oasis'. When the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money - in both the real world and in The Oasis.

REVIEWS Ready Player One - A visually thrilling nostalgia trip worth taking

THE POST (2018)
Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katharine Graham was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

REVIEWS The Post - Streep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman

THE BFG (2016)
Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Marilyn Norry, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer and Geoffrey Wade. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary, that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

REVIEWS The BFG - A joyous, gentle and beautiful children's classic

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)
Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch and Alan Alda. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

REVIEWS Bridge of Spies - Spielberg delivers another classic

LINCOLN (2013)
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis - Abraham Lincoln, Sally Field - Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Robert Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones - Thaddeus Stevens. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

REVIEWS Lincoln - Cinema that shall not perish

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011)
Starring Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran, Toby Jones and Daniel Mays. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS The Adventures of Tintin - Fun for the family
Blurring The Lines - Motion Capture Technology

WAR HORSE (2011)
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS War Horse - A triumph of classic cinema

MUNICH (2006)
Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Mathieu Amalric and Moritz Bleibtreu. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Munich

WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)
Starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Camillia Sanes, John Scurti, Morgan Freeman, Takayo Fischer and Yul Vazquez. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS War of the Worlds - 15th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's darkest nightmare

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon and Ted Danson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Saving Private Ryan

SCHINDLER'S LIST (1994)
Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgorzata Gebel, Shmuel Levy, Mark Ivanir and Béatrice Macola. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg Retrospective - Schindler's List

JURASSIC PARK (1993)
Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Bd Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

REVIEWS Jurassic Park - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of a defining cinematic masterpiece

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey, Denholm Elliot and Alfred Molina. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

REVIEWS Raiders of the Lost Ark - Spielberg's classic adventure 35 years on

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Cary Guffey, Justin Dreyfuss and Lance Henriksen. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

REVIEWS Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Spielberg's sci-fi classic 40 years on

WRITER
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Cary Guffey, Justin Dreyfuss and Lance Henriksen. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

REVIEWS Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Spielberg's sci-fi classic 40 years on

PRODUCER
WEST SIDE STORY (2021)
Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana Debose, David Alvarez, Corey Stoll, Brian D'arcy James, Josh Andrés Rivera, Mike Faist and Ana Isabelle. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (2018)
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell and Bd Wong. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and Juan Antonio Bayona.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

REVIEWS Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - An extinction-level event for the Jurassic franchise

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen, T.j. Miller, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao and Susan Lynch. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the near future, Wade Watts escapes from his daily drudgery by logging onto an MMO game called 'The Oasis'. When the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money - in both the real world and in The Oasis.

REVIEWS Ready Player One - A visually thrilling nostalgia trip worth taking

THE POST (2018)
Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katharine Graham was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

REVIEWS The Post - Streep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman

THE BFG (2016)
Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Marilyn Norry, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer and Geoffrey Wade. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary, that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

REVIEWS The BFG - A joyous, gentle and beautiful children's classic

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)
Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch and Alan Alda. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

REVIEWS Bridge of Spies - Spielberg delivers another classic

INTERSTELLAR (2014)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

REVIEWS Interstellar - Reassessing Nolan's science fiction epic
Interstellar - Prepare for a journey of wonderment

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014)
Starring Helen Mirren, Oprah Winfrey, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. Directed by Lasse Halström.

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine - and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerit - combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore.

REVIEWS The Hundred-Foot Journey - Delight for the senses and torment for the tummy

LINCOLN (2013)
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis - Abraham Lincoln, Sally Field - Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Robert Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones - Thaddeus Stevens. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

REVIEWS Lincoln - Cinema that shall not perish

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011)
Starring Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, Mackenzie Crook, Tony Curran, Toby Jones and Daniel Mays. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS The Adventures of Tintin - Fun for the family
Blurring The Lines - Motion Capture Technology

WAR HORSE (2011)
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS War Horse - A triumph of classic cinema

MUNICH (2006)
Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Mathieu Amalric and Moritz Bleibtreu. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Munich

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon and Ted Danson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Saving Private Ryan

SCHINDLER'S LIST (1994)
Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgorzata Gebel, Shmuel Levy, Mark Ivanir and Béatrice Macola. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg Retrospective - Schindler's List

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Sharp, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen Ii, Noah Robbins and Max Adler. Directed by Aaron Sorkin.
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